Serena Williams advances to Sony Open final against Sharapova
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Five-time champion Serena Williams has advanced to Sony Open final by drubbing Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3.
Williams, ranked No. 1, will play four-time runner-up Maria Sharapova for the title Saturday.
Williams was at her best before a near-capacity crowd for the final match Thursday night, and she broke the tournament record for victories by a woman. She's 60-7; Steffi Graf went 59-6.
Williams had struggled in her previous two matches but played almost error-free tennis in the semifinal, using her superior power to keep Radwanska pinned deep and on the run. They played for 37 minutes and 55 points before Radwanska won a game.
Radwanska, who also lost to Williams in last year's Wimbledon final, fell to 1-11 against No. 1 players.